Sony Pictures Television, FIFA and Final Replay have collaborated with Whisper Productions on a new 10-part series, which will stream exclusively on TOD for MENA viewers.
TOD, beIN Media Group’s streaming platform, will release an exclusive documentary series, Moment of Truth, highlighting defining stories from the previous World Cup editions.
TOD will premiere the first episode on Tuesday, September 20, and subsequent episodes will be made available every Friday following the FIFA countdown, with the series finale being streamed on November 18, 2022.
The series Moment of Truth dissects the obsession for football by exploring famous tales from the FIFA World Cup’s past offering insightful analysis through the lens of human endeavour.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Moment of truth is produced by Whisper Productions in collaboration with FIFA. Composed of 10 episodes, the series is narrated by British actor and presenter – David Harewood. Viewers from the region will be able to watch the series with Arabic subtitles.
Its first episode titled Absolution narrates tales of villains turned World Cup heroes. Featuring David Beckham’s moment of madness for England, France’s unlikely semi-final saviour, and Ronaldo’s mysterious omission from Brazil’s final line-up, those closest to the players reveal insider details about how the World Cup greats bounced back from their disappointments.
Moment of Truth features interviews with legendary players Cafu (Brazil), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Hope Solo (USA), Michael Owen (England), Ricky Villa (Argentina), Claudio Gentile (Italy), Marcel Desailly (France), Bebeto (Brazil), and Philipp Lahm (Germany). Fans, commentators, and world-leading psychologists also give their take on the career-defining redemption stories that only the FIFA World Cup can provide.
Commenting on the exclusive series on TOD, John Paul Mckerlie, VP of Marketing and Sales at TOD, said: “Nothing excites a FIFA fan more than untold inside stories, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes efforts that teams put together for the 90-minute on-field thrill. Moment of Truth beautifully brings out the passion, persistence, and faith that players, teams and fans have in the spirit of football, and TOD is thrilled to stream this spectacular series for the MENA region. For a football aficionado, this series is an absolute unmissable one.”
Mark Cole, Managing Director of Whisper, added: “Sport generates and ignites emotion like no other – especially football. In Moment of Truth, we speak to those who lived through massive moments in World Cup history. Using incredible archive from FIFA, sporting stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lothar Matthäus, Aya Miyama and Michael Owen, explain the fervour, joy and genius that drove them, as we seek to uncover why football makes us all care so much and so passionately.”
Following the series finale on November 18, TOD will go on to stream the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for the MENA region.